February 2012

The first in the popular Shakespeare:bites course final shows, where scenes, speeches and sonnets are moulded into an original piece of theatre. It was staged on Valentine’s Day, but offered an alternative Valentine experience. Taught jointly by Dominic Kelly (Meisner), Lizzie Conrad Hughes (Shakespeare) and Dewi Hughes (voice), the course focused on scenes where love, desire or passion caused trouble, created mess or it was simply a case of “it’s complicated”. Esmeralda Conde-Ruiz directed live music, and the show presented the audience with an “occupy” camp in the Cockpit’s auditorium, inhabited by a motley crew of occupiers determined to reclaim love from Valentine’s Day commercialism.